Gaelic at the University of Edinburgh

Gaelic language and culture takes centre stage at School of Education Annual Lecture

Professor Boyd Robertson will be discussing Gaelic language and culture in Scottish education at Moray House School of Education and Sport.

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The former Principal of Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, the National Centre for Gaelic Language and Culture, will explore the development of Gaelic as a teaching medium and examine the factors that led to its growth in schools across Scotland, and the challenges and opportunities for Gaelic education in the future. 

Event details

This event will take place on Tuesday 19 March in the Godfrey Thomson Hall, Thomson’s Land, Moray House School of Education and Sport, and online.

The lecture will be delivered in English.

This event is free but ticketed.

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Professor Boyd Robertson has extensive experience of teacher education and curriculum development, including as a Gaelic and Principal Teacher at Oban High School, Senior Lecturer at Jordanhill College of Education and Sport, and Reader in Gaelic at the University of Strathclyde.

Robertson has written widely on Gaelic education, and has been deeply involved in the work of Gaelic agencies and community bodies such as the Gaelic Books Council, Comunn na Gàidhlig, and as an initial member of Bòrd na Gàidhlig, the government-appointed Gaelic development agency.

The lecture will be hosted by Moray House, Scotland’s top-ranked institution for Education and Sport-related research according to Times Higher Education’s Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021.

Moray House is also one of the largest providers of Gaelic teachers in Scotland. The School’s dual pathway degree programme in Primary Teaching with Gaelic offers fluent speakers and learners the opportunity to train as Gaelic teachers.

This lecture will signal the start of the University's public consultation on their new Gaelic Plan 2025-2030. Students, staff, and members of the public will be encouraged to submit their thoughts on the draft commitments via an online survey and in person consultation workshops between Tuesday 19 March and Tuesday 30 April. 

Related Links

Moray House School of Education and Sport

Primary Education with Gaelic (MA Hons)

Gaelic at the University of Edinburgh 

Gaelic Plan | The University of Edinburgh